Kelpie by This Handmade Life


August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 1 inch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Adult S (M,L) 56 (64,72) stitches
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These socks are inspired by some of the books I’ve been reading lately. I’ve been reading folk & fairytales and these socks are named after the magical water spirits known as Kelpies from Scottish folklore. If you’re lucky, you might find one coming out of the foggy mist in a highland loch.

The pattern on these socks is easy and textured. There is a flowing cable on either side of the sock, its very simple and intuitive. With a bit of practice the cable can be done without a cable needle. The socks are knit cuff down and using the magic loop method however you can adapt to dpns if that is your preference. I used a heel flap for the pattern and that is easy to change if you prefer a different style heel as well. Its finished off with a classic wedge toe.